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Old 09-11-2014, 09:49 AM   #1
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Would this set up work?

Hey gang,

I know you must have been asked this a 1000 times, but I am thinking of running the following set-up on my 2000 328i (sedan), and I would like to know if this would work, and if any of you are running this set-up and have pictures.

Rim: VMR 710
225/40/18 (tire brand TBD) 18x8.5 35mm offset
255/35/18 (tire brand TBD) 18x9.5 45mm offset

I know there are other offsets available in these sizes, but I'm not sure which one is the best (or works).

Note, I plan on lowering the car with H&R next month, so I want to make sure it's a nice fit without rolling fenders, and make sure there are no issues with narrow turning or driving at highspeeds.

Thanks!
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:01 AM   #2
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Hey gang,

I know you must have been asked this a 1000 times, but I am thinking of running the following set-up on my 2000 328i (sedan), and I would like to know if this would work, and if any of you are running this set-up and have pictures.

Rim: VMR 710
225/40/18 (tire brand TBD) 18x8.5 35mm offset
255/35/18 (tire brand TBD) 18x9.5 45mm offset

I know there are other offsets available in these sizes, but I'm not sure which one is the best (or works).

Note, I plan on lowering the car with H&R next month, so I want to make sure it's a nice fit without rolling fenders, and make sure there are no issues with narrow turning or driving at highspeeds.

Thanks!
Yeah, the wheel spec and offset are correct. The 225/40/18 is perfect. I don't know about the rear as I have a squared setup
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:10 AM   #3
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Thanks. I was debating going for a square, but for some reason I am leaning towards staggered.

I already convinced myself to go 18's, so the whole 18 vs 19 dilemma is finally over.... I hope lol.
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Old 09-11-2014, 12:23 PM   #4
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Yeah, the wheel spec and offset are correct. The 225/40/18 is perfect. I don't know about the rear as I have a squared setup
Oh, and what about the offset? The tires is perfect, but is the 35mm okay for the front, and the 45mm in the rear?
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:18 PM   #5
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Yeah lol 18s will look better.
Yes the rear offset is correct. Here is a18x8.5 et35 w/ 225/35
18x9.5 et45 w/ 245/35
Stock height

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Old 09-11-2014, 02:24 PM   #6
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Thanks!!
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